University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (extant) (NCU)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) is a Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The vascular plant collection is world-wide in scope, and focuses on the native flora of the Southeastern United States. Our pteridophyte collection is world-wide in scope, with approximately 50% of the specimens from the Southeastern United States. NCU also curates plant fossils (esp. Devonian and collections of Patricia Gensel), fungi (esp. collections of William Chambers Coker, John Nathaniel Couch, Arthur Bliss Seymour), lichens (esp. collections of Gary Perlmutter), bryophytes, and algae (esp. red marine algae of temperate zones and collections of Max Hommersand and Paul Gabrielson). NCU is open to the public & welcomes researchers; contact Curator to reserve on-campus parking permit.
Contacts: Carol Ann McCormick (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 July 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 19,374 specimen records
  • 8,033 (41%) georeferenced
  • 18,361 (95%) with images (20,127 total images)
  • 18,452 (95%) identified to species
  • 44 families
  • 204 genera
  • 1,523 species
  • 1,730 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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